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A reporter here in NY is preparing a story on why the malpractice payouts regarding VA FTCA settlements have risen so much over the past few years. He was specifically interested in FTCA cases that occurred due to improper health care in New York state VAMCs. The picture is far bigger than that....... Before I give out his contact info here....has anyone here won a FTCA case against VA in NY, except for me? Has anyone here won,instead, a Section 1151 case here in NY? I only know of 2 people locally. Do we have any guest readers out there who have succeeded in any of the above, willing to join and tell us about it (or contact the reporter?) Has anyone here gone to the Fed…0 votes20 answers
I hope many caught this show, which will loop: http://community.hadit.com/#gsc.tab=0 Among many other issues ( and certainly the Candyland fiasco and the new Waiting list scandal info, and Phoenix) there is important on the show as to filing FTCA/1151 claims that everyone should know. It is all probably already here under 1151 /FTCA but always bears repeating.0 votes1 answer
If Veteran files a tort claim against the VA & Their Dr's Surgeons ect,,ect,, for screwing up a veteran use of Hand because of Manipulation and tore the veterans tendons...From trying to Break the Chord in his hand with Dupuytren's contraction...none of the Dupuytren's in SC but VA Dr's Tried to correct it with certain type of expensive Enzyme injections and pain killer injections ( Deaded the Hand) and Manipulated the fingers back to straight position. VA Diagnosed this as Dupuytren's Contraction if the veteran wins the claim and compensated will they add that to what the veteran is currently getting on his SC Disability? or is it a one time payment? …0 votes7 answers
Template for Section 1151 claims To VARO etc This is a claim filed under auspices of Section 1151,38 USC. I believe my VA medical records will reveal that I did not receive a standard of VA medical care comparable with that of the standard medical community, regarding treatment (or non treatment) of my (put disability here that they malpracticed on) and as a result of the VA's medical errors I have incurred an additional disability of ( put the additional documented disability here that you claim is directly due to the malpractice. Add any secondarys to this that also are due to the 1151 disability.) I have listed and enclosed the following medical recor…0 votes8 answers
Hi Im new here. Thanks for having me. I was set up with the VAMC Apr 14. First time since I left the Army in 84 that I had any real heal care. Back problem from service still is an issue, first time out, brought to the attention of my PCP. She gave me a tube of "stuff" to rub on my back, and that's all. Fast forward, 6 months, notified her on that next visit that the back problem is still there. She didn't say anything, no physical contact, no exam nada. Next thing I know, appointment for Phys Therapy comes in the mail so off I go. PT gives me the going over, tells me that hyperextension of my back will help me. OK, Im game. First trip back, a week later…0 votes22 answers
Need Help I am filing a Tort Claim. Does the state where the malpractice was committed twice govern awards to veteran. Does state law prevail even though it will be filed in a different state. Is there anyone that can answer my question or a site available. So confused0 votes4 answers
After waiting 4 months I was told by the VA attorney that the peer review should be done within 2 weeks and then I should know something. Is Berta still around. Haven't been on here in about 9 years. Berta if your still around, if they deny me at the regional counsel how do I ask for a reconsideration from the Office of the General counsel? I had a successful FTCA CLAIM when my father passed away but have kinda forgot some of the ins and outs of this.0 votes12 answers
The regional office keeps saying "next" week the peer review should be done. They've said it for over 2 months. Should I be concerned with the delays?0 votes22 answers
http://www.kpho.com/story/30368017/valley-veteran-dying-of-cancer-files-50-million-lawsuit-against-phoenix-va I am sure there will be more to come re: Phoenix and I only hope these families are aware of FTCA and 1151.0 votes3 answers
Any recourse for veteran families that are injured "ptsd" due to va malpractice? All help appreciated thanks?0 votes4 answers
How long does the Office of the General Counsel have to reconsider my FTCA claim ? I know the regional counsel has 6 months but don't know how long the general counsel does0 votes0 answers
Settled with Regional C. a few weeks ago got copies of the settlement that was forwarded to Justice/Treasury. Was told it could take months is this what others have experienced? Now on to my 1151. A big thank you for the info gleaned here without would have been a babe in the woods.0 votes1 answer
We closed the notice for request 1. VA message states Closed the for Request 1 or 2 or some #. What does it mean?
It is a status message that doesn't tell you where your claim is in the process.
Question Posed: So my appeal was closed on July 15. I haven’t received my letter yet, but under the issues tab on va.gov, where it used to say the items I was appealing, it now says “compensation issue.” Is that normally what it says just when they close the review? Has anyone seen any other terminology in that section?
Compensation issue simply means your claim is for disability compensation as opposed to some other kind of claim Maybe an upgrade for discharge for example. Most claims that are submitted are designated compensation issues. Nothing to worry about.
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How do I upload evidence online to support my disability claim?
If you’ve filed a claim for disability compensation, you can continue uploading more evidence for up to one year to support your claim. Evidence may include supporting documents like medical test results, doctor’s reports, and other records. Upload your evidence online now.
If you’re waiting for a decision on your disability claim, you can upload evidence to support that claim using our claim status tool.
Upload evidence using our claim status tool
Note: For any other type of document you’d like to submit online to us, please use the QuickSubmit tool through AccessVA.
If I filed a standard disability claim, when should I upload evidence?
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What happens if I upload more evidence after I’ve submitted a fully developed claim?
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